Carey Purcell is a New-York based writer, reporter and theater critic. She covers the New York theater scene, reviewing plays and interviewing members of the community. Her writing offers a fresh and feminist perspective from a young, progressive woman. Read more.

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Published: Michael Cerveris on the Closing of Fun Home: ‘It Arrived on Broadway in the Moment it Was Most Needed’

                              Originally published on Out.com Read this story online When Michael Cerveris, who plays the closeted Bruce Bechdel in the Broadway musical Fun Home, begins his … Continue reading


Published: The ‘A’ Word: Plays About Not Having the Baby

Originally published on AmericanTheatre.org Read this story online When Lisa Loomer accepted the invitation to write a play for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s American Revolutions series about the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, she knew she was walking … Continue reading


Published: “Pretty Little Liars'” Not-So-Pretty Little “Love” Story

  Originally published in Dame Magazine Read this story online Seven seasons in and Pretty Little Liars has finally addressed the elephant in the room. No, they have not identified the mysterious villain terrorizing the central characters, but they have … Continue reading


Published: I Survived ‘Trump’ Magazine—Barely

Originally published on Politico.com Read this story online I had been at Trump magazine for only four months when my first paycheck bounced. We’d heard rumors of the company’s financial troubles, but I had no idea how bad it really … Continue reading


Review: Cats

Because Jellicles do and Jellicles can. At least, the male ones. Cats was the first Broadway musical seen by this critic. At the young age of seven, on a family trip to New York, she was first introduced to the … Continue reading


Published: The Women of Summer

Originally published on HowlRound.com Read this story online When Ayad Akhtar brought his new play Junk to Powerhouse Theater, the work was an unfinished product. Only two acts had been written of what would ultimately be a three-act play, so … Continue reading


Published: Shrewd Taming

Originally published on The Nation Read this story online The uneasy state of feminism in America is reflected in the well-intentioned but unsteady production of The Taming of the Shrew at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater (through June 26). Directed by Phyllida … Continue reading


Published: Grease: Live! Star Aaron Tveit Says 2016 Election Satire in New Zombie Series BrainDead Hits a Little Too Close to Home

Originally published on PEOPLE.com Read this story online Art is imitating life for Aaron Tveit – for better or worse. Starring in Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King’s new political satire thriller BrainDead, Tveit admits he and many members … Continue reading